January 1, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER HEIDI PHILIPSEN JOINS VALIANT FILMS “SOLOMON” TEAM
Contact: Heidi Philipsen at Heidi@personaeentertainmentpictures.com
Heidi Philipsen-Meissner Signs on to Executive Produce Detroit-set Indie ‘Solomon’
Royal Oak, MI (January 1, 2017) – Heidi Philipsen-Meissner of Personae Entertainment has come on board Michigan-based Valiant Films’ feature film debut Solomon as Executive Producer.
“When we were looking for an executive producer to help us bring our film to life, we knew we needed someone with experience and a willingness to share their wealth of knowledge with two newcomers, like ourselves. Heidi’s passion for making strong and meaningful films was evident right off the bat. We knew we had met someone special after the very first conversation and are excited to have her on our team,” said producer David Hines, Jr. Produced by Hines, Jr. and JB Armstrong’s Royal Oak-based Valiant Films, the film centers on the unlikely friendship of a young white writer and an elderly black psychiatrist in present day Detroit.
Bill Cobbs, known for The Color of Money & The Night at the Museum movies, is set to star in the titular role.
Armstrong will direct the film from the screenplay he wrote with fellow Metro Detroiter, Michael Alberstadt.
"I am grateful and excited to be working on team Solomon, an extremely timely film by two burgeoning filmmakers with a great future. I can't imagine a better picture to add to the development and production coproduction slate for my company Personae Entertainment Pictures, working together with Valiant Films, to bring to the screen," said Philipsen-Meissner.
Philipsen-Meissner will be producing and advising from development through distribution of the film and will also serve as the line producer during production, which is scheduled for October 2018, as the team is optimist about finding funding for this timely story.
More information on Solomon can be found at www.solomonfilmdetroit.com.
About Valiant Films
Founded in 2014, VALIANT FILMS is a production company focused on developing and producing detailed and realistic stories that deal with the power of human connectivity, and creating emotional experiences through cinema and television. Created and operated by two reformed band geeks turned filmmakers, David Hines, Jr. and JB Armstrong, VALIANT FILMS aims to impact the television and film industry by creating content that is both thought-provoking and genuine.
About Personae Entertainment Pictures
Independent development and production company PERSONAE ENTERTAINMENT PICTURES was established in 2000 by director/producer/actress Heidi Elizabeth Philipsen-Meissner and co-producer Niko Meissner, when they made their first joint cinematic endeavor, the 16mm short film, ANGEL INSIDE. Since then, PERSONAE ENTERTAINMENT PICTURES has evolved to short films, music videos, commercials and, most recently, feature films. PERSONAE ENTERTAINMENT PICTURES is dedicated to working with innovative filmmakers and has its sights set on international co-productions with a crossover potential. www.personaeentertainmentpictures.com